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Top 10 New Pop Songs March 4, 2014


Coldplay's luminous new single "Magic" leads off the week's top new pop songs.  It is the first single from the upcoming album Ghost Stories.

1. Coldplay - "Magic"

Coldplay - Ghost Stories
Courtesy Atlantic

Coldplay's new single "Magic" is the first release from the upcoming studio album Ghost Stories due in stores May 16, 2014.  Paul Epworth, who worked with Adele on "Rolling In the Deep," is one of the producers of the new song.  The lyrics of "Magic" are an uplifting take on romantic relationships.


2. Phillip Phillips - "Raging Fire"

Phillip Phillips - Raging Fire
Courtesy Interscope

Former American Idol champion Phillip Phillips returned to the show's stage this week to perform his new single "Raging Fire."  It is the first song released from his upcoming second studio album.  "Raging Fire" was produced by Greg Wattenberg who is best known for his work with Train on "Hey, Soul Sister."


3. Linkin Park - "Guilty All the Same" featuring Rakim

Linkin Park - Guilty All the Same featuring Rakim
Courtesy Warner Bros.

"Guilty All the Same" is Linkin Park's first single from their upcoming sixth studio album.  The band have reached #1 on the album chart with their last four studio releases.  The song features rap legend Rakim of Eric B and Rakim.  It was written and produced by Linkin Park.


4. Joe - "Love and Sex Pt. 2" featuring Kelly Rowland

Joe - Love and Sex Pt. 2 featuring Kelly Rowland
Courtesy BMG

R&B singer Joe has reached the top 10 on the album chart with his last five studio albums.  His 2013 single "Love and Sex" featured Fantasia.  "Love and Sex Pt. 2" is the first single from his upcoming 11th studio album and includes vocal contributions from former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland.

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5. Kina Grannis - "The Fire"

Kina Grannis - The Fire
Courtesy One Haven

Singer-songwriter Kina Grannis first came to national attention as the winner of the 2007-2008 Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest.  She earned a recording contract with Interscope that led to the album Stairwells.  "The Fire" is the first single from an upcoming new studio album.


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6. Iggy Azalea - "Fancy" featuring Charli XCX

Iggy Azalea - Fancy featuring Charli XCX
Courtesy Island

Iggy Azalea is an Australian rapper who has broken ground for both women and Australian artists in the rap scene.  Her 2013 single "Work" broke into the US R&B singles chart.  "Fancy" is the third single from the upcoming The New Classic album.  The accompanying music video was inspired by the movie Clueless.

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7. Afrojack - "Musician"

Afrojack - Musician
Courtesy Island

Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack first had major pop chart impact in the US as a featured artist on Pitbull's #1 pop hit single "Give Me Everything." The new song "Musician" has been heard for months, but it is now commercially available for the first time.


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8. Black Stone Cherry - "Me and Mary Jane"

Black Stone Cherry - Me and Mary Jane
Courtesy Roadrunner

Rock band Black Stone Cherry came together in Kentucky in 2001.  They released their self-titled first studio album in 2006.  The last two albums have both reached the top 30 on the album chart.  The group have reached the top 40 on the mainstream rock chart nine times.  "Me and Mary Jane" is the first single from the upcoming album Magic Mountain.


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9. Porter Robinson - "Sea Of Voices"

Porter Robinson - Sea Of Voices
Courtesy Astralwerks

Porter Robinson is a 21 year old dance music producer and DJ who hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  His 2013 single "Easy" reached #11 on the US dance club chart.  "Sea Of Voices" is the first single from Porter Robinson's upcoming first studio album Worlds.


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10. Waylayers - "Medicine"

Waylayers - Medicine
Courtesy Corner Cafe

Waylayers are a British indie pop band.  The laid back style of their music has been labeled atmospheric pop.  Last year's EP Fault Lines has received strong critical acclaim.  

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